Life of Johnson, Volume 6 eBook

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AMAZEMENT.  ‘His taste is amazement,’ ii. 41, n. 1.

AMBASSADOR.  ‘The ambassador says well,’ iii. 411.

AMBITION.  ’Every man has some time in his life an ambition to be a wag,’ iv. 1, n. 2.

AMERICAN.  ‘I am willing to love all mankind, except an American,’ iii. 290.

AMUSEMENTS.  ‘I am a great friend to public amusements,’ ii. 169.

ANCIENTS.  ’The ancients endeavoured to make physic a science and failed; and the moderns to make it a trade and have succeeded’ (Ballow), iii. 22, n. 4.

ANGRY.  ‘A man is loath to be angry at himself,’ ii. 377.

ANTIQUARIAN.  ‘A mere antiquarian is a rugged being,’ iii. 278.

APPLAUSE.  ’The applause of a single human being is of great consequence,’ iv. 32.

ARGUES.  ‘He always gets the better when he argues alone’ (Goldsmith), ii. 236.

ARGUMENT.  ’Sir, I have found you an argument, but I am not obliged
to find you an understanding,’ iv. 313;
  ‘Nay, Sir, argument is argument,’ iv. 281;
  ‘All argument is against it; but all belief is for it,’ iii. 230;
  ‘Argument is like an arrow from a cross-bow’ (Boyle), iv. 282.

ASINUS.  ’Plus negabit unus asinus in una hora quam centum philosophi probaverint in centum annis,’ ii. 268, n. 2.

ASPIRED.  ’If he aspired to meanness his retrograde ambition was completely gratified,’ v. 148, n. 1.

ATHENIAN.  ‘An Athenian blockhead is the worst of all blockheads,’ i. 73.

ATTACKED.  ‘I would rather be attacked than unnoticed,’ iii. 375.

ATTENTION.  ‘He died of want of attention,’ ii. 447.

ATTITUDENISE.  ‘Don’t attitudenise,’ iv. 323.

ATTORNEY.  ’Now it is not necessary to know our thoughts to tell that an attorney will sometimes do nothing,’ iii. 297;
  ’He did not care to speak ill of any man behind his back, but he
believed the gentleman was an attorney,’ ii. 126.

AUCTION-ROOM.  ’Just fit to stand at the door of an auction-room with a long pole, and cry “Pray gentlemen, walk in,"’ ii. 349.

AUDACITY.  ‘Stubborn audacity is the last refuge of guilt,’ ii. 292, n. 1.

AUTHORS.  ‘Authors are like privateers, always fair game for one another,’ iv. 191, n. 1;
  ‘The chief glory of every people arises from its authors,’ v. 137, n. 2.

AVARICE.  ‘You despise a man for avarice, but do not hate him,’ iii. 71.


BABIES.  ‘Babies do not want to hear about babies,’ iv. 8, n. 3.

BAITED.  ‘I will not be baited with what and why,’ iii. 268.

BANDY.  ‘It was not for me to bandy civilities with my Sovereign,’ ii. 35.

BARK.  ‘Let him come out as I do and bark,’ iv. 161, n. 3.

BARREN.  ‘He was a barren rascal,’ ii. 174.

BAWDY.  ‘A fellow who swore and talked bawdy,’ ii. 64.

BAWDY-HOUSE.  ’Sir, your wife, under pretence of keeping a bawdy-house, is a receiver of stolen goods,’ iv. 26.

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